A Night at the Pub (Poisoned Pen style)

Tomorrow’s a Night at the Pub at Poisoned Pen Books, Scottsdale, complete with a keg, crisps, atmospheric fog (!) and some giveaways (a drawing of the signed broadsheet, “Birth of a Green Man,” by LRK.)  And these:

The night’s theme fits Willis’s double story told in Blackout and All Clear .

In Blackout, Connie Willis returned to the time-traveling future of 2060—the setting for several of her most celebrated works—and sent three Oxford historians to World War II England: Michael Davies, intent on observing heroism during the Miracle of Dunkirk; Merope Ward, studying children evacuated from London; and Polly Churchill, posing as a shopgirl in the middle of the Blitz. But when the three become unexpectedly trapped in 1940, they struggle not only to find their way home but to survive as Hitler’s bombers attempt to pummel London into submission.

I’m just chuffed to be your host for this wonderful evening! And of course Connie and I will be signing any of our books you that you have, or (preferably) buy from the Poisoned Pen.

I hope you can join us, but if you can’t, you can still get copies of Connie’s Blackout and All Clear, as well as the very British The God of the Hive and “Birth of a Green Man,” from the Poisoned Pen.  If the store puts the interview up on the web, I’ll let you know.

And in the meantime, celebrate Give A Scary Book to Someone You Know Day, Neil Gaiman’s new Cause. Maybe you can buy something Horror-ble from Poisoned Pen!

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  1. Lenore on October 28, 2010 at 5:58 am

    One of my two favorite authors interviewing the other!! Is there going to be a transcript, or a recording, or something like that, posted on the web, so those of us far away can enjoy this? Oh, please, please, PLEASE!

  2. Will on October 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Hi Lenore,

    This is Will from The Poisoned Pen. We will be webcasting this event 7pm MST, and you can tune in on our blog http://www.poisonedfiction.blogspot.com(click the webcast tab) or at http://www.livestream.com/poisonedpenauthorevent
    Once the event is over the video will be available for replay, so you DON’T necessarily have to catch it live.
    A little tip: We don’t pay for the service to webcast so they put annoying advertisements in. If you opt to watch a couple of ads back to back, you can watch for 45 minutes or so unperturbed.

    Hope to see you there!

  3. Lenore on October 29, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Oh, THANK YOU!!!

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